Why won't my Gmail load?
October 3, 2006 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Gmail filter: For the past few days, my Gmail either won't load or takes an awful long time to do so.

I see a white screen that says "Loading" in the upper left corner and then switches to say "Loading" in the upper right corner. To my knowledge I've not changed the settings in my system which is Internet Explorer 6.0 and Windows 2000 Pro with a dial-up connection.
posted by partner to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I doubt it's you; Gmail's been a bitch to load the last few days and even Google.com was been sluggish of late. I can't seem to find any official mention of it, though.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:58 AM on October 3, 2006

Adding to Alvy's observations, gMail seems to run slower and less predictably on IE6 than Firefox. I keep both running, one for my personal account and one for my wife's. Firefox has no problem running it. IE6 frequently just stalls out with no further progress possible and no warnings or error messages.
posted by kc0dxh at 10:17 AM on October 3, 2006

As a third, I've been having the same problem, intermittently, for 2-3 weeks (and I'm not on Comcast), on Firefox. I haven't tried it on IE.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:21 AM on October 3, 2006

I haven't had any noticable problems with Gmail (that i've noticed) but Google itself has been extremely sluggish at times over the last couple of days for me, both at home and work. I'm sure if it's something on their end, they'll work out the kinks soon enough... (here's hoping, anyway!)
posted by cgg at 10:45 AM on October 3, 2006

Try logging out, clearing your cache, and logging back in.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 11:09 AM on October 3, 2006

My Gmail has been doing this all afternoon in Firefox with a T1 connection, so it's not just you and it's not your browser or dialup. Clearing the cache and logging back in does nothing.
posted by MsMolly at 2:36 PM on October 3, 2006

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